Understanding older adults' intentions to use healthcare technologies: A work in progress

Maurita T. Harris, Kenny A. Blocker, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine factors that influence older adults' intentions to use healthcare technologies and how these factors may change based on the complexity of the technology. Older adults between 65-84 years old will be recruited for participation. Participants will complete questionnaires and a semi-structural interview to assess their intentions. The interview will involve the presentation of three different healthcare technologies (blood pressure monitor, electronic pillbox, and a multifunctional healthcare robot) that are at varied levels of complexity. During the presentation of these three healthcare technologies, the participants will be asked follow-up questions to better understand their intentions to use each of the healthcare technologies. A coding scheme will be developed to assess the participants interview responses through frequency data. Findings from the current study will provide insights about how people make initial intentional acceptance decisions and could inform how such technologies are introduced to older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1778-1782
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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